This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Channel 4 on Thursday, August 23 2018

06:00Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Julia Bradbury is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. 
06:45The King of Queens Entertainment Weakly Doug's position as the office clown is threatened when a new employee wins over the workforce with his impersonations. 
07:10The King of Queens Name Dropper Doug digs a deeper hole for himself when he fakes a heart attack to avoid angering Carrie for not knowing her friend's name. 
07:35Everybody Loves Raymond The Will When Ray and Debra draw up their wills, their choice of replacement guardians for the kids doesn't go down well. 
08:00Everybody Loves Raymond The Sister Debra's hippie sister turns up unexpectedly at the house to announce that she has decided to become a nun. 
08:30Everybody Loves Raymond Cousin Gerard Ray is upset when Debra says that he is just like his cousin, so he turns to his family for reassurance. 
09:00Frasier First Do No Harm Frasier undertakes huge projects to make up for being unemployed, while Martin persuades him to date Duke's daughter Marie. 
09:35Frasier Secret Admirer Frasier mistakenly thinks he has a secret admirer while he's dating an attractive new woman. 
10:05Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Gordon Ramsay travels to Baltimore to try to save the struggling Caf? Hon restaurant, which is suffering because its owner has managed to alienate the surrounding community. 
11:00The Simpsons Lady Bouvier's Lover Grampa and Mr Burns compete for the affections of Marge's mother. Can she resist Mr Burns' marriage proposal? 
11:30The Simpsons Simpson Christmas Stories Homer gives his version of Jesus's birth, Grampa tells a Yuletide war story, and the residents of Springfield prepare for Christmas. 
12:00Channel 4 News Summary Channel 4's midday news summary. 
12:05Come Dine with Me In Shropshire, Yvonne hopes her first class dining will wow her guests. Meanwhile, Natsai, who feels she has gone hungry all week, serves up a mammoth meat-fest. 
13:05Bang on Budget Lucy Alexander and builder Harry Hoffen help to turn tired homes into stunning spaces. Chloe wants a retro sitting room, and she needs a space in her bedroom to keep her clothes in. (Ep11) 
14:10Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Raj Bisram is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. 
15:00A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun Tim and Irene are looking for a place to escape to. Irene wants a property in Cape Town so she can visit family more, so Laura Hamilton shows them what's available on their ?240,000 budget. 
16:00Sun, Sea and Selling Houses Ian from Fife is looking for a holiday home but his family are at home and he's choosing a place by himself. And another holiday-home-hunter dramatically increases her budget. (S2 Ep19/25) 
17:00Come Dine with Me Beauty product salesman James serves up a Canadian menu for his four female guests in Gloucestershire, but Debbie and Aisha are looking for revenge after he offended them last night. 
17:30The Simpsons Team Homer Homer forms a bowling team - the Pin Pals - with Moe, Apu and Otto; but one of them has to go when Mr Burns muscles in on the team. 
18:00The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror VI Homer is sucked into a 3D digital dimension, and ends up trapped in the real, non-animated world. 
18:30Hollyoaks Brooke is at Imran's house for lunch when she suffers a sensory overload from the smell of Imran's aftershave. Ste is on a mission to find Tony, who is still missing. 
19:00Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 
20:00Location, Location, Location Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer return for a new series as they head for Greater Manchester to help two couples land their dream property in a complex housing market. (S31 Ep1) 
21:00Inside Alton Towers A look behind the scenes as the UK's biggest theme park prepares a new, multi-million pound roller coaster, Wicker Man - the first new ride at the park since the infamous crash of 2015. 
22:00Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage Death Grayson Perry reinvents how we mark landmark events in our lives. Grayson meets Roch, who is terminally ill, and Alison and Kevin, whose son was killed by a drink-driver. (Ep1/4) 
23:00Sacha Baron Cohen: Who Is America? Brand new satirical series in which comedian Sacha Baron Cohen explores the diverse individuals across the political and cultural spectrum who populate a unique nation. (Ep6/7) 
23:35Saving Poundstretcher Retail guru Chris Edwards is trying to save Poundstretcher. Tensions rise when Chris plans an audacious coup to challenge Aziz's buy-it-cheap-pile-it-high philosophy. (Ep3/3) 
00:35My Family and the Galapagos Monty Halls joins a shark survey and experiences a terrifying night dive. The family explore volcanos, and also start keeping chickens and growing their own food. (Ep2/3) [SL] 
01:30The Supervet Tina and her boisterous sons bring in a springer spaniel puppy with a badly deformed hind leg requiring complicated surgery. And a cocker spaniel has cancer. (S6 Ep7/10) 
02:25How to Get Rich Quick Myron in north London is trying his hand at trading in cars, as Dave Fishwick delves into the world of currency trading, investing some of his own funds looking to grow more cash. (Ep5/7) [SL] 
02:50Phil Spencer: Secret Agent Phil is in Newcastle with former cabbie Allan and his sons, hoping to help shift his shabby semi that's been stuck on the market for some time. 
03:45French Collection In Nantes, Jess thinks her fortune lies with a retro Formica kitchen set. Terry gets lucky with a 70s coffee table. And Dan converts a vintage trunk into a kitsch cocktail cabinet. 
04:40Village of the Year with Penelope ...Keith The panel of judges visit four villages going head-to-head: Burton Bradstock in Dorset; Dolgarrog in Conwy, Wales; Llangwm, Pembrokeshire; and Mousehole, Cornwall. (Ep3/24) 
05:35The Posh Frock Shop Engaged couple Didi and Charlotte both need bridal gowns for their upcoming wedding, but their budget forces them to make a tough choice over who can take home their dream dress. (Ep6) 
06:00Countdown Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Raj Bisram is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent.